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(Washington Post)   Fanne Foxe, Argentine bombshell, ecdysiast, and destroyer of reputations. You had to look that one up, didn't you   ( divider line
    More: Awkward, Wilbur Mills, Scandal, Striptease, Tidal Basin, Watergate scandal, Fanne Foxe, 65-year-old Wilbur Mills, Washington, D.C.  
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2021-02-24 2:20:37 PM  
8 votes:
Nah, I learned it from comics.

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2021-02-24 4:08:50 PM  
4 votes:
Standing near the car - drunk and bleeding - was her paramour, 65-year-old Wilbur Mills, the gravelly voiced chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and a man esteemed as a pillar of Bible Belt rectitude and respectability.

Bible thumper and his stripper, why some things never change. (except maybe the gender of the stripper occasionally.)
2021-02-24 3:51:08 PM  
3 votes:
I'm old enough to remember hearing about the scandal at the time.
2021-02-24 5:09:37 PM  
2 votes:
Was she a callipygian ecdysiast?
2021-02-24 4:00:25 PM  
2 votes:
She's no Mary Jo Kopechne.
I guess somewhere between Mary Jo and Rita Jenrette.
2021-02-24 3:09:44 PM  
2 votes:
Yes, I had to look that up and I was alive then.
2021-02-24 4:20:53 PM  
1 vote:
I admit, I thought of Fannie Flagg too

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2021-02-24 4:18:46 PM  
1 vote:

X-Geek: When did Hulk become a Frat-Bro?

Y'know "Professor Hulk" from Avengers: Endgame? That was based on a run of the comics in the 1990's. That panel is from Rick Jones' bachelor party.
2021-02-24 3:59:29 PM  
1 vote:
I learned it from Sagan's Contact when I was a kid
More recently learned that it comes from a Greek root most commonly associated with molting in arthropods.

God I'm a nerd :(
2021-02-24 3:57:10 PM  
1 vote:
Sex scandals were actually a bit scandalous in those days. A bit more than an eye roll and an "of course".
2021-02-24 2:07:16 PM  
1 vote:
I've always been an ecdysiast enthusiast. Everyone knows at least one reputation destroyer.
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